Parx dug us a nice early hole to start the week, just like we wanted. You can’t make money until your two days down, everyone knows that. Luckily for us, prices are jumping off the page at Gulfstream for the Conductor today. Let’s get after it, Let’s Ride.
Race 1: 1 Mile. MC 12500
#8 Proquester (8/1) – Dropping in class and trying dirt for the first time, he’s the only one with a chance to beat the odds on favorite #7 Alpha Orionis (3/5).
Race 2: 6 Furlongs. MC 50000
*Gullet Shot of the Day #2 Clipboard Money (8/1) – 1st off the layoff last start, he ran off setting a ridiculous pace and still finished 2nd going a mile. The Conductor will key him in the exacta.
Race 3: 5 Furlongs. (Turf) F.Clm 16000n2L
#8 Irish Fix (2/1) – This mare had a brutal trip last start and ran a good 2nd at this level. Drawn well to the outside, she’ll be tough.
Race 4: 1 Mile. MC 12500
#4 King Kongo (6/1) – In his first try on dirt last start he ran a good 3rd vs similar. He’s run solid early pace figures in a race without much pace.
Race 5: 5 Furlongs. (Turf) MC 50000
#3 Graysshootingstar (4/1) – 1st time gelding for top connections, working well, and was well bet in his debut. There is nothing not to like.
Race 6: 6 Furlongs. Clm 12500b
*Never a Doubt Humpday Lock #6 Dezzer (2/1) – This colt’s recent workouts suggest his last race was a fluke. He also has a massive pace advantage over this group. He’ll gut them gate to wire.
Race 7: 1 1/16 Mile. (Turf) Mdn 50k
#4 Overbold (10/1) – He didn’t run a step in his Gulfstream debut, but he adds blinkers today and Johnny stays aboard for Mott. He was 500k in the Keeneland sale, the Conductor will give him another shot at a big price.
Race 8: 5 Furlongs. (Turf) F.Clm 16000
#7 Ice Show (8/1) – She’s stepping up in class, but has shown versatility and has won 3 of her first 6 starts. The Irad/Vitali jockey/trainer combo are red hot, going 4-2-1 in their last 9 starts.
Race 9: 1 Mile. OC 25000n1x
#1 Botero (8/1) – This colt was very good in his maiden breaker at Gulfstream last start and they only improve for Mott 2nd off the layoff. He debuted for the Baffert barn, so he’s meant to be a good one.
Race 10: 1 Mile. (Turf) Clm 16000n2L
*Atom Bomb Shot of the Day #4 Rumbago (30/1) – This field is heinous besides the 3/5 favorite #10 Unlockthepotential. This colt ran 3rd at this level last start after setting a blistering pace. If he can ration his speed better, the Conductor has seen more looney bin longshots, he’ll key these two in the trifecta.